When can I apply?

2023-24 School Year

The 2023-24 application window closed May 15, 2023. The Hope Scholarship Board will continue to accept late applications for the 2023-24 school until February 28, 2024 for those students who are newly eligible for the program under the 45-day rule. The Board will also accept late applications for eligible students who missed the application deadline for 2023-24 on a case-by-case basis due to extenuating circumstances until February 28, 2024. Students wishing to apply outside of the application window under either scenario must submit the online Hope Scholarship Application Request form by no later than February 28, 2024. Please do not apply directly in the EMA system until being contacted by Hope Scholarship Board staff regarding your application request.

2024-25 School Year

The application window for renewal applicants for 2024-25 will be open from January 3, 2024 to June 15, 2024. For new applicants, the Hope Scholarship Board will accept applications year-round, but the timing of submission of the original application for the program will determine the amount of the Hope Scholarship received for the student’s initial year of participation in the program. The application windows for 2024-25 and the corresponding funding amounts are outlined in the chart below:

Application Window
Funding Amount
Mar 1, 2024 – June 15, 2024
100% of Scholarship
Jun 16, 2024 – Sept 15, 2024
75% of Scholarship
Sept 16, 2024 – Nov 30, 2024
50% of Scholarship
Dec 1, 2024 – Feb 28, 2025
25% of Scholarship
After Feb 28, 2025
No funding for 2024-25 but can apply for 2025-26 year.